Remembers Her Fallen.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THANKFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WINKLEIGH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
& IN WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
At the beginning of the Great War of 1914 -1918, the Winkleigh Hundred rallied once again and produced its finest sons and daughters, who eagerly queued at the recruitment office to fight for King and Country against a common foe.
In all, 139 men and women volunteered for active service. Fathers and sons, brothers alongside brothers, cousins, friends and neighbours would bravely fight side by side.
25 of them would lay down their lives, never to return.
We honour them all.
Driver, 27th Reserve Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in Action 10/10/1918. Age 31.
Commemorated: The Hollybrook Memorial Southampton. This commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or mined in home waters.
Private, 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in Action 04/10/1918. Age 26
Laid to Rest; HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY. Belgium
Rifleman, 6th Bn. London Regiment (City of London Rifles) Killed in Action 28/03/1918
Laid to Rest: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension:
The Extension was made after the Armistice for the burial of remains brought in from the battlefields of the Aisne and from smaller cemeteries in the surrounding countryside. The majority of those buried here died in 1918; among the rest were soldiers who fell in September, 1914. There are just over 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.
Private, 9th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 28/04/1917. Age 21
Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL France.
Acting Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery 322nd Siege Bty. Killed in Action 05/05/1917 Age 24.
Laid to Rest: RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY, near the village of Piangipane, Italy.
DAVEY, Frederick William:
Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve S.S. " Adela." Killed in Action 27/12/1917
Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial:
After the First World War, an appropriate way had to be found of commemorating those members of the Royal Navy who had no known grave, the majority of deaths having occurred at sea where no permanent memorial could be provided.
Private, 88th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in Action, 26/11/1917. Age 19.
Commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL France.
The CAMBRAI MEMORIAL commemorates more than 7,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South Africa who died in the Battle of Cambrai in November and December 1917 and whose graves are not known.
Private, 9th Bn. Devonshire Regiment Killed in Action 16/05/1917 Age 34.
Lais To Rest: Mont Huon, Le Treport France
HARVEY Alfred Wallace:
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps Royal Field Artillery attd. 55th Bde. Ammunition Col. Killed in Action 07/09/1916, age 46.
Laid to Rest: AMARA WAR CEMETERY. Iraq.
Amara was occupied by the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force on 3 June 1915 and it immediately became a hospital centre. The accommodation for medical units on both banks of the Tigris was greatly increased during 1916.
Collective Grave, the individual burial places within this are not known. Instead a screen wall was erected with the names of those buried in the cemetery engraved upon it.
Private: 9th Bn.Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 02/04/1917
Commemorated by name on the Arras Memorial, in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery.
HEMMETT Ernest John:
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery 12th Bty. Killed in Action 19/08/1916, Age 25
Laid To Rest: NUNHEAD (ALL SAINTS) CEMETERY UK. Unmarked.
Commemorated by name on a screen wall inside the main entrance gate to the cemetery.
HORNER Arthur Harry:
Serjeant. 8th. Btn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 06/06/1916 - Age 33.
Laid To Rest: LA NEUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CORBIE – Armiens, France.
JARVIS, Edward James:
Private 9th. Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 30/09/1915. Age 25.
Remembered. LOOS MEMORIAL
This memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay France.
JOHNSON Laurence Frederick:
Second Lieutenant 8th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 16/06/1917
Commemorated by name on the Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery.
Private, 1st/6th Bn. Devonshire Regiment, Killed in Action 08/03/1916, Age 32.
Commemorated by name on the Basra Memorial Iraq.
The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.
Private, 1st Bn.Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in Action 15/04/1918
Commemorated: The Ploegsteert Memorial 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town.
The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The memorial serves the area from the line Caestre-Dranoutre-Warneton to the north, to Haverskerque-Estaires-Fournes to the south, including the towns of Hazebrouck, Merville, Bailleul and Armentieres, the Forest of Nieppe, and Ploegsteert Wood. The original intention had been to erect the memorial in Lille. Those commemorated by the memorial did not die in major offensives, such as those which took place around Ypres to the north, or Loos to the south. Most were killed in the course of the day-to-day trench warfare which characterised this part of the line, or in small scale set engagements, usually carried out in support of the major attacks taking place elsewhere.
MANLEY Ernest George:
Private, Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Killed in Action 10/04/1917 Laid to Rest north-west of Arras at Augbigny Communal Cemetery.
Serjeant, Royal Garrison Artillery 2nd (Trench) Bty. Killed in Action 05/06/1915 Age 36
Laid to rest: LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES, France.
Private 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment, Killed in Action 31/10/1917, Age 22. Commemorated by name on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Sapper."L" Signal Coy. Royal Engineers.
Killed in Action Armistice Day 11/11/1918 Age 32.
FILLIEVRES BRITISH CEMETERY France. 44 kilometres west of Arras
Information unknown. Confusion as to if this is Samuel Parker and possibly a mistake on the Roll of Honour.
STAPLETON Albert E:
Private 1st/6th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 31/10/1914 - Age 22.
Laid to Rest. South-west of church. Winkleigh All Saints Churchyard.
Private, (1757). 1st/6th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 30/09/1916
Commemorated on the Basra Memorial.
VANSTONE, William Charles:
Private - 6th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Killed in Action 24/10/1914
Laid to Rest. North-West of Winkleigh All Saints Churchyard.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
D/JX 255274 Able Seaman Joseph Berry of HMS Drake. Died 24 February 1946. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Winkleigh.
J. H. S. HAIGH
Lieutenant Henry Digory Hartnoll DSC of the Royal Marines HMS Neptune.Son of Comander Henry James Hartnoll DSO; RN and his wife Grace. Born 1921. Died 19 December 1941 aged 20.
Commander Henry James Hartnoll DSO, Commander of HMS President. Father of the above Digory Hartnoll and husband of Grace Hartnoll of Thurlestone. Born 1890. Died 18 November 1940 aged 50.
Corporal Frederick Thomas Lugg of the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 28th. July 1944.
A. J. LONGSTON:
G. B. BREMRIDGE
Lieutenant Godfrey Bremridge AFC. Pilot Instructor Royal Air Force. RAFO. Son of the Revd. Henry Bremridge Vicar of Winkleigh and Nora Bremridge; Husband of Monica Bremridge. Died on Friday 12 September 1941. Age 46 . Buried St. Peter and Paul Churchyard, Sywell
J. P. H. BREMRIDGE
James Philip Henry Bremridge, Midshipman, Royal Navy H.M.S. Repulse. Died 10 December,1941. Age 18. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
Thanks to men like these, the History of the Borough Town of Winkleigh in Devon continues.
Those who returned from the Battlefields of WWI
Alexander D A
Baker L.W. Royal Army Service Corps.
Baker Richard. Royal Defence Corps.
Baker William R.. Devonshire Regiment
Baker William J. Royal Naval Air Service
Beardon Harry. Royal Navy HMS Ramilles
Bell J. Royal Marine Light Infantry
Berry Benjamin. Royal Navy HMS Lupin
Bissett William G.. Royal Engineers
Bond F. Royal Horse Artillery
Boundy H. Devonshire Regiment
Bremridge Godfrey. Royal Air Force
Bremridge James P.A. Royal Navy HMS Undaunted
Bryant W.N. Somerset Light Infantry.
Buckingham E. Devonshire Regiment
Clements Samuel. Devonshire Regiment
Cowle Edward G.. Devonshire Regiment
Darch Frank. Devonshire Regiment
Darch William. R. Royal Field Artillery.
Davey Augustus. Royal Army Service Corps.
Davey Daniel. Devonshire Regiment
Davey Gilbert. Royal Navy HMS Marlborough
Davey Robert. Royal Engineers.
Davey Thomas H.. Devonshire Regiment.
Davey William. Royal Army Service Corps.
Demmery B.V. London Regiment.
Denford J. Royal Field Artillery
Dingley T.K. Royal Engineers.
Dulling F. Royal Field Artillery.
Dulling S. Royal Field Artillery.
Dunn W.E Machine Gun Corps.
Earle A.J. Royal Army Service Corps.
Ellacott Ernest. Devonshire Regiment.
Ellacott John. Devonshire Regiment.
Everest A. Somerset Light Infantry.
Ford George. Royal Field Artillery.
Francis Claude. H. Devonshire Regiment.
Francis Cecil.W. Royal Navy HMS Griffin.
Gay Ernest.W. Royal Garrison Artillery
Gay H.G. Royal Navy HMS Collingwood.
Glover E (Miss) V.A.D. Voluntary Aid Detachment
Glover W.E. Royal Army Medical Corps.
Heale J. Machine Gun Corps.
Heathman W. Devonshire Regiment
Holland W.R. Devonshire Regiment.
Horn F. Devonshire Regiment
Horner F. Rioyal Field Artillery.
Hutchings F. Devonshire Regiment.
Isaac Ephraim. H. Royal Naval Air Service.
Isaac Osborne. Machine Gun Corps.
Jarvis Richard. Devonshire Regiment.
Johnson E. (Miss) V.A.D.
Johnson R. K. Devonshire Regiment.
Jones A. Royal Field Artillery.
Knight Albert. Rifle Brigade.
Knight John. Life Guards.
Knight William. Devonshire Regiment.
Lane John. T. Glamorgan Yeomanry.
Lendon Samuel. Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Letheren Frederick G.. Royal Army Service Corps.
Letheren Horace I. Royal Army Medical Corps.
Longstone H.E. Devonshire Regiment.
Lugg F. Military Mounted Police.
Lugg Gilbert. Devonshire Regiment.
Lugg Thomas. Rifle Brigade.
Marker W.K. Royal Air Force.
Miller Christian J. Imperial Camel Corps.
Miller Leonard M.. Imperial Camel Corps.
itchell A. Royal Army Service Corps.
Mitchell Albert.W. Devonshire Regiment.
Mitchell Charles. Royal Engineers.
Mitchell F. Royal Army Service Corps.
Mitchell Frank. A. Royal Engineers.
Mitchell Henry J. Devonshire Regiment.
Mitchell Percy. Devonshire Regiment.
Mitchell Richard. Devonshire Regiment.
Mitchell Richard.G. Royal Navy HMS WARSPITE.
Mitchell William. Royal Engineers.
Molland Archibald. Royal Engineers.
Molland Hadland. Royal Army Ordinance Corps.
Molland U. Devonshire Regiment.
Newcombe H. Royal Garrison Artillery.
Ottley Revd. D.B. Army Chaplain.
Palmer Alfred. Devonshire Regiment.
Palmer Frederick. Devonshire Regiment.
Palmer Henry. Royal Engineers.
Palmer S. Devonshire Regiment.
Parker Elias. Royal Field Artillery.
Parker Frederick. Royal Field Artillery.
Parker Henry. Devonshire Regiment.
Parker Sam. Devonshire Regiment.
Pinn A. Devonshire Regiment.
Reed G. Royal Army Service Corps.
Robins G. Coldstream Guards.
Saunders Arthur.W. J. Royal Navy HMS HOPE.
Saunders Frederick. Royal Naval Air Service.
Saunders George.H. Royal Army Service Corps.
Saunders Thomas .E.J. Royal Air Force.
Skinner Sebastian. Royal Air Force.
Spiller C. Devonshire Regiment.
Stapleton Albert. H. Devonshire Regiment.
Stapleton Charles.Royal Army Service Corps.
Stapleton R. South Staffs. Regiment.
Stevens H. Devonshire Regiment.
Tipper Arthur. Royal Engineers.
Tipper David. Devonshire Regiment.
Ware Arthur. Devonshire Regiment.
Ware Charles. Devonshire Regiment.
Ware Ernest. Devonshire Regiment.
Ware William H. Devonshire Regiment.
Western C. North Devon Yeomanry.
Wright H. Royal Navy.
Great War 1914 - 1919. Winkleigh Roll of Honour.
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